Take the hassle out of the holidays and dine out this Thanksgiving. From the Bywater to the Central Business District, the Crescent City is swarming with restaurants open on Thanksgiving so you can spend less time coordinating and more time celebrating.

And if you're looking for catering options, check out our list of restaurants offering holiday catering here

Note: There may be some changes to normal operating hours. We’ve noted some times below, but be sure to check with the restaurant (and secure reservations, if necessary). 

Photo credit: Rush Jagoe

The French Quarter

Seafood, sweets, and signature cocktails - Thanksgiving in the French Quarter is just as savory and unique as it sounds. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Thanksgiving spread or authentic New Orleanian cuisine, check out this list of French Quarter eateries open on Thanksgiving Day.

Arnaud’s Restaurant
Bombay Club (5 p.m. to 12 a.m.)
Bourbon House
Brennan's (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
Cafe Maspero (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Chandelier Bar (6-9 p.m.)
Chemin à la Mer (12-8 p.m.)
Curio (9 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Creole House (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
The Court of Two Sisters
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
Doris Metropolitan New Orleans
Hard Rock Cafe
Kingfish (9 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Le Bayou (11a .m. to 1 a.m.)
Mambo's (11 a.m. - 1 a.m.)
Miss River (11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5:30 - 10 p.m.) 
Mr. B’s Bistro 
New Orleans Creole Cookery
Olde NOLA Cookery
Oceana Grill
The Original Pierre Maspero's (9 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Pier 424 (11 a.m. to 1 a.m.)
Red Fish Grill (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Royal House (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Tujague's (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

Central Business District/ Downtown 

Known for its bustling bistros and bars, the Central Business District is no stranger to fine dining - even on Thanksgiving. Freshly baked sweets, seafood, and New Orleans classics can all be found this Thanksgiving in the CBD.

Bar Marilou (4 p.m. to midnight)
Chophouse New Orleans
Commons Club
Compère Lapin (12-3 p.m.)
Flamingo A-Go-Go (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
Johnny Sánchez
Josephine Estelle (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Luke Restaurant (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
Restaurant August (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Seaworthy (4-11 p.m.)
Tommy’s Cuisine (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

Sheila Tahvildari, QED Hospitality

Uptown/Garden District

Uptown New Orleans is home to stunning architecture and an extensive list of some of the city's best eateries - making it the perfect place to spend Thanksgiving Day. Shake things up this holiday season with a visit to one of the Garden District's restaurants open this Thanksgiving.

Avenue Cafe (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
The Chloe
Jack Rose (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Lula Restaurant

Other Notable NOLA Neighborhoods

Throughout the city, you can find other restaurants with their doors wide open and ready for Thanksgiving festivities. From Mid-City to the Marigny, here are a few more spots to consider this November.

A Tavola Restaurant & Wine Bar (11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.)
Boulevard American Bistro (all four locations)
Copeland's of New Orleans (multiple locations)
The Elysian Bar (12-8 p.m.)
Ralph’s on the Park (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)